Food Fictions, 2017



Please join us for

Food Fictions Exhibition and Dining experience

21st November 2017

Somerset House G16 New Wing

Starts from 12:00 to 16:30

Dining experience event (Limited tickets)
Starts from 18:30 to 20:00

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA




Food Fictions investigates our evolving relationship to what we eat, particularly in the social media and digital technology era.

Interventions in what and how we should eat are increasingly made though the media, and often claim to change our relationships with food, but also impact our own identity and social relations. Food Fictions explore the stories told about food through the media and critically examine the impacts they are having on food culture and identity making. Through a series of interviews and the production of a food media taxonomy, the project maps out the key food narratives being told through the media. These findings are presented through an exhibition and interactive dining experience, where future food prototypes created by Burton Nitta are shared. By reflecting on new and fictitious forms of food culture, the project considers the impacts food media can have on our everyday food practices.

Food Fictions is a collaboration between King's College London's Department of Geography and Somerset House Studios residents Burton Nitta, brokered and supported by the Cultural Institute at King's in partnership with Somerset House Studios.









Food Fictions


Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta


In collaboration with

Dr Christine Barns

Geography department

Kings College London


Gemma Layton

Host of Food Fictions dining table


Ondrej Matej
Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and Aikido instructor



Supported by


Arts in Society at Kings College




Somerset House Studios




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